The Secret, JB 1:110 (Smetana, Bedřich)



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Editor Karel Stecker (1861–1918)
František Picka (1873–1918)
Language Czech
Publisher. Info. Prague: Umělecká Beseda, n.d.(ca.1915). Plate U. 9 B.
ReissueHudební matice, 1943. Plate H.M. 9.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Piano (Kühnau)

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Arranger Josef Kühnau
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Weinberger, n.d.[1870's?]. Plate J.W.718.754, J.W.754.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rokahr Family Archive Mirroring Project.
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For Piano 4 hands

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Josef Weinberger, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate J.W. 662
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General Information

Work Title The Secret
Alternative. Title Tajemství / Das Geheimnis
Composer Smetana, Bedřich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. JB 1:110 ; T.118
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBS 58
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1877–78
First Performance. 1878-09-18 - Prague, New Czech Theatre
First Publication. 1892 (vocal score), 1953? (full score)
Librettist Eliška Krásnohorská (1847–1926)
Language Czech
Average DurationAvg. Duration 110 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation vocal soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra
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Misc. Comments


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  • Miss Roza (Panna Róza), his sister — contralto
  • Blaženka, his daughter — soprano
  • Kalina, a town councillor — baritone
  • Vit, his son (a hunter) — tenor
  • Bonifác, a retired soldier — baritone
  • Skřivánek, a ballad singer — tenor
  • Master Mason (Mist'r zednický) — baritone
  • Landlady (Hospodská) — soprano
  • Jirka, a bell-ringer — tenor
  • The Ghost of Friar Barnabas (Duch frátera Barnabáše) — bass